ARC Research Fellow
Centre Staff, Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University
Dr Indigo Willing is a Research Fellow at Griffith University for an ARC Discovery Project 'Cosmopolitan Encounters' (2013 - 2015) exploring Australian encounters with cultural diversity in everyday environments, and is the Co-Convener of the Asian Australian Film Forum and Network (AAFFN).
Committed to community engaged and socially inclusive research outlooks, her established and developing research interests combined spans issues of migration, ethnicity, family studies, and transnational adoption, and include theories of transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, critical race studies and queer theory.
Willing earned a PhD and is also a guest lecturer in sociology at the School of Social Science, UQ. Her teaching includes 'Introduction to Sociology', and the third year capstone course, 'Sociology: Current Issues and Debates', which includes topics such as migration, celebrities, media, image, identity and youth culture, sport, families and gender. She also has a MA by Thesis, where she studied Vietnamese adoptees, and a BA in Communication (Film Major) from The University of Technology, Sydney. Willing was also a Rockefeller Fellow in the Humanities for the Vietnamese Diaspora project at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has also received a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for her volunteer work with the Adopted Vietnamese International community.